Unipart scoops five top supply chain awards

Unipart Group has scooped five top supply chain awards including best supply chain company in Europe at major industry events in London.

The Unipart Technology Logistics (UTL) Waterstones partnership swept the board at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards, winning four awards for best 3PL, Retail and E-Tail, Logistics and Distribution and Overall Winner.

The partnership was recognised for the supply chain transformation that has enhanced the Waterstones’ customer experience across 300 shops, significantly reducing lead time and costs.

Waterstones Managing Director James Daunt said: “These awards are a fantastic recognition of the work and intelligence that has been applied in UTL’s steady transformation of operations at the Burton Hub. It has been grounded in a close and productive working relationship between UTL and Waterstones. We are delighted and proud to be associated with these honours, and are especially grateful for the dramatic improvement in service now experienced by our shops.”

Unipart Logistics in partnership with Hyundai Mobis won the Aftermarkets Parts Logistics award at the Automotive Supply Chain Global Awards in London.

The judges said: “What distinguishes Unipart Logistics from other logistics providers is not just their depth of experience but their passion for engaging and developing their people at all levels in the organisation.”

Rocky Vasudeva, General Manager, Hyundai Mobis commented about the partnership with Unipart: “Our significant growth demands a forward thinking partner, and Unipart have consistently demonstrated an innovative and flexible approach to support the changing requirements of our business. The optimisation of our warehouse has improved the quality and capacity of our operation and these initiatives have further contributed to the continued improvement in the service we provide to our customers.”

Mike Varnom, Managing Director of Unipart Aftermarket Logistics, said: “I am very proud of Unipart Aftermarket Logistics for this achievement. The award recognises the enthusiasm of the team to find innovative solutions and add real value for our customers. It shows how we continually solve the productivity puzzle for our clients through The Unipart Way.”